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Creating narrative power for long term equity and justice.

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Narrative Initiative weaves the power of narrative with other social justice strategies to achieve long term equity.

We maximize opportunities to nourish and grow narrative power, equip narrative changemakers, and bond communities to pursue long-term progress for social justice.

What we do:

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Build network infrastructure

We make connections between people and organizations working across narrative change disciplines. This network, spanning issues and geographies, provides infrastructure for an emerging field and creates space for collaboration.

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Improve narrative change practice

We amplify useful tools and methodologies from the narrative change field, making promising interventions visible to a larger group of practitioners and building skills across disciplines.

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Catalyze alignment in the field

We organize strategy labs, conduct landscape assessments, and explore opportunities for greater alignment among organizations, sectors and movements in order to advance deep narrative shifts.

Narrative change is about shifting paradigms and discourse over time.

Sally Kohn
Toward New Gravity
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Moving Beyond “Making The Case”: How We Build Narrative Power For Reparations

(This is part 1 of a 2 part series between Liberation Ventures and Narrative Initiative on narrative change and reparations.)   “The world has never seen any people turned loose to such destitution as were the four million slaves of the South. They were free without roofs to cover them, or bread to eat, or…

Building relationships: How to capitalize on the momentum of your op-ed

You have your argument, you’ve identified your audience, and you’ve pitched your op-ed with successful...

Recognition and invisibility: A conversation with Panthea Lee about AAPI narratives

A conversation with Panthea Lee about empire, anti-Asian hate and the narratives that surround the...

Toward New Gravity

As a new organization devoted to connecting and supporting the emergent field of narrative change, we interviewed more than 100 thought leaders in the field. This report captures some of what we learned.

Building Narrative Infrastructure in Minnesota

A report on Narrative Initiative’s state strategy to support emergent narrative change infrastructure in Minnesota that includes what we learned as well as recommendations for practitioners and funders.

Rapid Response Worksheet

This worksheet provides a strategic communications framework for advancing narrative strategy in the face of a crisis or other breaking news development.

We agree, the term “narrative” is tossed around a lot.

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